NAPLAN by MeredithF


									Dear Parent/Carer

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2012
tests for Years 3 and 5 students will be held on Tuesday 15 May (Language
Conventions and Writing), Wednesday16 May(Reading Comprehension) and
Thursday17 May 2012 (Numeracy). NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge
and skills in writing, reading, language conventions (spelling, grammar and
punctuation) and numeracy.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents, teachers
and principals which can be used to improve student achievement.

During test week, catch-up tests will be available for individual students who
are absent on test days. These students may undertake catch-up tests on the
days in the test week after the scheduled test, up to and including Friday 18
May 2012. However, we do ask that every effort is made to have your child at
school on time (by 9am) in order to assist with the smooth management and
organisation of testing.

If your child is eligible for support due to disability or an exemption, you should
discuss this with his/her teacher prior to the tests. Parental consent is required
before any support due to disability or exemption is granted.

Students may be withdrawn from the NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is
a matter for consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the
principal. If, after consultation, you decide to withdraw your child, you must
sign a Student Withdrawal form. These forms are available at the school.

Later in the year you will receive your child’s personal NAPLAN report. The
report will show how your child performed in relation to national minimum
standards. These describe the minimum acceptable standards for students
across Australia.

For more information about the tests, please visit the VCAA website at or the NAPLAN website at

Esme Capp


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